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SERRE CHEVALIER, FRANCE

Ski Holidays in Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier is a big south-facing valley, between the Col du Lautaret and Briançon with 13 villages dotted along it going from ultra-modern hamlets to old-style villages. Each resort is served by a good lift system and it is easy to ski between the resorts. The bus system for ski holidays in Serre Chevalier is efficient and it does not matter if you end up in the wrong resort at the end of the day.

Located between 1,200 and 2,800 metres above sea level Serre Chevalier is one of the biggest ski areas in France - “Le Grand Serre Che” has 250 kilometres of north facing pistes for everyone from beginners to experts!

Resort Statistics

Serre Chevalier ski resort
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 53
Intermediates 43
Advanced 15
Snowboarders
Total Runs 111
Good for
  • Families
  • Non-skiers
Resort features Ice Rink Nightclub Indoor Pool Health Spa Bowling Gym Picturesque Resort bus Supermarket Tourist Office
Resort Statistics
Altitude 1350m
Km of Piste 250km
Directions of Slopes N, N/E
Longest Run 8km
Drag Lifts 46
Ski Lifts 74
Snow Parks 1
Highest Lift 2730m
Uphill Capacity 73000
Chairlifts 19
Gondolas/Cable cars 9

Skiing in Serre Chevalier

There are excellent gentle beginners’ runs next to Villeneuve village. Intermediates can ski through the Parc National des Ecrins in some of the most glorious scenery in the French Alps, including the long red runs from the Prorel, Aiguillet and Eduits. There are also fantastic challenges for advance skiers – bump fiends will enjoy moguls on the twisting runs to Le Bez and speed Freaks will love the superb “Olympic Luc Alphand” black run.

Serre Chevalier is regarded as one of the top snowboarding destinations in France due to amazing natural terrain and off-piste opportunities.

Snow conditions in Serre Chevalier

Many of the slopes have snow making facilities for more guaranteed skiing throughout the season.

Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Serre Chevalier

Apres ski for ski holidays in Serre Chevalier is relaxed and informal with a number of popular bars to choose from. La Grotte du Yeti is popular and lively, offering live après ski 6 nights a week, and Happy Hour whenever it's snowing. Look in at the lively Le Frog and Loco Loco bars with excellent music. Good night clubs include La Baita and Bam Bam.

Other activities to be enjoyed on ski holidays in Serre Chevalier include:

    • Fitness centre with sauna, jacuzzi and gym (Chantemerle and Villeneuve)
    • Torchlight descents
    • Ice skating rink (Chantemerle & Villeneuve)
    • Parapenting
    • Indoor heated swimming pool (Villeneuve)
    • Floodlit ice driving circuit (Villeneuve)

Transfer time in Serre Chevalier

The nearest airports to Serre Chevalier are Turin and Grenoble which are both within a few hours drive of resort